In his decade-long career as a recording artist, singer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon has always managed to create work that’s utterly original, even when, on previous discs, he was digging through the sounds and stories of traditional American music from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Though he cultivates the appearance of a folk singer with his shaggy hair, flannel shirts, and jeans, Amidon operates more like a freewheeling jazz improviser. He uses traditional material as a point of departure for his own melodic explorations; he reassembles time-worn lyrics into evocative new cut-and-pasted texts.
His album Lily-O was labeled "A hauntingly beautiful new album" by the New York Times and Pop Matters called it "a thing of beauty and wonder, bold and strong".
Amidon's latest album The Following Mountain was released in May 2017 and is his first album of original compositions.
Amidon has appeared as a guest artist on albums by Tune-Yards, Glen Hansard, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Olof Arnalds, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The National's Grateful Dead Tribute Day Of The Dead, and others.
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